For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BUILDING DRAIN. The part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes inside the walls of a building and conveys it to the building sewer beginning three feet outside the building wall.
   BUILDING SEWER. The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
   DIRECTOR. The Director of Service of the village or an authorized representative.
   DIRECTOR OF OEPA. The Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
   FOUNDATION DRAINS. Subsurface drains laid around the foundation of a building, either within or outside the building foundation for the purpose of carrying ground or subsurface water to some point of disposal.
   GARBAGE. Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food and from the commercial handling, storage, and sale of produce.
   INDUSTRIAL WASTE. A solid, liquid, or gaseous waste resulting from any industrial, commercial, manufacturing, trade, or business process or from the development, recovery, or processing of natural resources together with such sewage as is present.
   MAY is permissive; SHALL is mandatory.
   NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) PERMIT. The same as such is defined in the Code of Federal Requirements, 40 C.F.R. part 125, and in P.L. 92-500, § 402 (33 U.S.C. § 1342).
   NATURAL OUTLET. An outlet, including storm sewers, into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake, or other body of surface water or ground water.
   NONSANITARY FLOW. Storm water originating from downspouts, storm and ground water drains, and foundation drains.
   POLLUTANT. Any substance discharged to a POTW or its collection system that will cause adverse effects as defined in standards issued pursuant to § 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.), as amended; or any substance or condition determined by the Director to cause adverse effects to the village treatment works, sanitary sewers and conveyance appurtenances, equipment, or employees.
   POTW (PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS). Any sewage treatment works owned and/or operated by the village or its authorized agent, and the sewer and conveyance appurtenances discharging thereto.
   PRETREATMENT. The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into a POTW.
   PUBLIC SEWER. Any sewer owned by the village, including storm or sanitary sewer.
   RESIDENTIAL. A principal family residence or habitation classified as a single-family, multi- family, or apartment dwelling that discharges domestic sanitary wastewater having characteristics of 200 milligrams per liter BOD and 200 milligrams per liter suspended solids into the public wastewater treatment system, works, and facility.
   SANITARY SEWER. A sewer which carries sanitary and industrial wastes, and to which storm, surface, and ground water are not intentionally admitted.
   SEWAGE. The combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions (including polluted cooling water as permitted by the Ohio EPA).
   SEWAGE SYSTEM. The structures, equipment, and process required to collect, transport, and treat domestic and industrial wastes and dispose of the effluent and accumulated residual solids, and shall be synonymous with WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM.
   SLUG LOAD. Any discharge of water or wastewater which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow results in pollutants which pass through or interfere with the operation of the POTW.
   STORM SEWER. A pipe or conduit designed for the purpose of carrying storm, surface, and drainage water from the point of origin to some point of disposal, but which is not intended to carry domestic or industrial sewage.
   USER. Any person who discharges, causes, or permits the discharge of wastewater into the wastewater treatment system, including, but not limited to:
      (1)   Retail and wholesale business establishments;
      (2)   Manufacturing concerns involving the mechanical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into products;
      (3)   Institutional and governmental concerns including hospitals; nursing homes; schools; city, county, state, or federal buildings or facilities;
      (4)   Principal family residences or habitations classified as single-family, multi-family, or apartment dwelling; and
      (5)   Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, political subdivision, authority, or group which has entered into an agreement with the village for discharge of sewage and wastes into the village wastewater treatment system, works, and facility.
   VILLAGE. The Village of Waynesville, Ohio, acting through its duly authorized officials and employees.
   WASTEWATER. The liquid and water-carried waste from dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and institutions, whether treated or untreated, which is discharged or permitted to enter the wastewater treatment system.
   WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM. The structures, equipment, and process required to collect, transport, and treat domestic and industrial wastes and dispose of the effluent and accumulated residual solids, and shall be synonymous with SEWAGE SYSTEM.
(Ord. 96-139, passed 8-19-1996)